Holy High-Tech Cow

Written by Domenic D. Mercurio, Jr. Photography by Scott Erb, Donna Dufault Foodies of New England Spring 2017 Got milk? Well if you’re planning on visiting Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts in the near future, you’ll surely get your share – and then some. The Barstow family set up shop in Hadley over 200 … Read more

Local Really Is Better

Smith Dining Services Does Agritour of Hadley, Massachusetts January 2017 As a bitterly cold but sunny winter day settled on western Massachusetts the first week in January, the dairy barn at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts, was buzzing with the sounds of conversation, laughter and a herd of milking cows munching on morning hay. … Read more

Got robots?

By Linda Enerson, CommonWealth January 10, 2017 Sixth-generation family farmers Dave and Steve Barstow have stretched the limits of what dairy farmers can do to stay afloat. They opened a store and bakery on their dairy farm at the foot of Mt. Holyoke in Hadley. They generate electricity from composted cow manure and food scraps. … Read more

A New England dairy is banking its future on manure processing through an anaerobic digester

Manure Manager September 30, 2016 By Tony Kryzanowski Dairy farms depend on the price of milk, but milk prices can fluctuate wildly. At present, milk prices in the New England area are about half of what they were two years ago. Sometimes, production costs can even exceed revenue. To weather milk price fluctuations like this, … Read more

Meet the 2016 Massachusetts Dairy Farm of the Year

September 15, 2016 By Kiley Putnam Must be the Milk Every year, one farm in each of our New England states wins the prestigious Green Pastures Award. The winning dairy farms are recognized and selected for their production records; herd, pasture, and crop management; environmental practices; contributions to agriculture and the local community; and overall … Read more

Real Farm Power’ Wins Award for Mass. Dairy

Leon Thompson Vermont Correspondent Lancaster Farming Jun 17, 2016 HADLEY, Mass. — A Massachusetts farm family is sharing a major award with Cabot Creamery Cooperative for taking a closed-loop approach to recycling cow manure and food scraps. During a May ceremony in Chicago, representatives from Cabot and Barstow’s Longview Farm shared the honors for Outstanding … Read more

2016 Massachusetts Outstanding Dairy Farm

UMass Amherst, The Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment The University of Massachusetts Crops, Dairy, Livestock, and Equine team would like to congratulate Barstow’s Longview Farm for receiving the 2016 Outstanding Dairy Farm Award. Barstow’s Longview Farm has been a working dairy farm since the early 1800s situated in a small picturesque hamlet called … Read more

Hockanum

The Hockanum Rural Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, is a rural community encompassing a classically famous landscape along the Connecticut River in Hadley, Massachusetts.  The fertile farmland and quiet village is home to families that have been here for generations. The Hockanum Village formal boundaries run from Hockanum … Read more

Robots take over Barstow family farm in Hadley

By Dave Eisenstadter, Daily Hampshire Gazette December 15, 2014 After receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars to preserve their seventh generation family farm, the Barstows are using the money to populate it with robots. While negotiating the sale of the Agricultural Preservation Restriction rights on 123 acres of their dairy farm, the Barstows have installed … Read more

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